Our clients see us as strategic partners with the expertise to guide them through the rugged and ever-changing terrain that is the digital age.
TANK New Media is an integrated digital marketing agency founded by Thad and Krista Ankenman in 2009. Prior to starting TANK, our extensive backgrounds in the advertising, direct marketing, web development and graphic design industry has allowed us to work on many local, national and global brands.
We pride ourselves on providing strategic, cost effective digital marketing solutions. At our core we are talented web designers, but the true power of TANK New Media lies in our ability to assemble virtual armies of top tier talent, leading our clients to success in each unique marketing mission.
co-founder + president
Due to the sensitive nature of the pharmaceutical marketing industry we cannot mention Intouch clients or brand names on this website.
Thad holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and Digital Art from Kansas State University.
Prior to forming TANK New Media, Thad worked as an award-winning Creative Director at Intouch Solutions, Kansas City’s second largest web development company. Intouch specializes in digital marketing for the pharmaceutical industry. Thad’s primary role was interactive creative direction for a variety of high profile brands. His design work at Intouch has been recognized by: Med Ad News “Manny Awards – Best Interactive Patient Campaign (2010)” Medical Marketing and Media Awards “Best Website (Oct 2009)”, eHealthcare Leadership Awards “Best pharmaceutical Web 2.0 (Nov 2009)”, The Interactive Media Awards “Best in Class (pharmaceutical category)”, W3 Awards “Best Pharmaceutical Website” among others.
Before joining Intouch Solutions, Thad worked as a Creative Designer/Flash Developer at Digital Evolution Group where he designed beautiful interfaces for a variety of local and national brands including: Ferellgas, Gordmans, Hallmark Cards, Hillcrest Bank, Kansas City Steak Co., and KU School of Business to name a few.
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co-founder + vp client services
Krista holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Kansas State University.
Shortly after moving to Kansas City in 2004, Krista became a Graphic Designer at Adknowledge, Inc where she created targeted e-mails and banner advertisements. The company was growing and changing so rapidly that she was encouraged to transition to new roles, including direct sales, account management and eventually project management.
Once she learned the intricacies of targeted e-mail marketing from nearly every angle, Krista accepted an Interactive Project Manager position at Barkley (The nation’s largest employee owned advertising agency) where she worked with some of the company’s largest clients, including SONIC Drive-In and Riviana Foods (Minute Rice). During her time at Barkley, Krista worked with broadcast and traditional project managers to coordinate integrated campaigns. She managed freelancers, coordinated teams within the company and became a pro at completing projects on time, within scope, and on budget.
When the economy got rough in 2008, advertising budgets vanished. Barkley was forced to layoff over 40 employees in early 2009, including Krista. Other agencies were doing the same, so finding work in the Kansas City advertising industry seemed unlikely. This experience changed Krista’s outlook on life and her career. In April 2009, Thad and Krista officially formed TANK New Media, LLC where she continues to enjoy the rewarding and flexible life of a small business owner.